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San Juan Capistrano

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San Juan Capistrano is a city in Orange County, California, United States. The current OMB metropolitan designation for San Juan Capistrano and the Orange County Area is "Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA." The population was 34,593 at the 2010 census, up from 33,826 at the 2000 census. The city was created around Mission San Juan Capistrano, and many of the homes and strip malls resemble the Spanish architecture that composes the building. It is home to the widest variety of homes in Orange County, including those built prior to 1900, in its central district (some being adobes from the 18th century). San Juan Capistrano formerly hosted a population of cliff swallows that migrate each year from Argentina to the Mission San Juan Capistrano.HistorySan Juan Capistrano is the site of a Catholic mission for which it is named, Mission San Juan Capistrano. When the Mission was founded in 1776, the region was populated by the Acjachemen band of Native Americans, called JuaneƱos by the Spanish. The mission was named after Giovanni da Capistrano (1386-1456), the Franciscan saint from Capestrano, in the Italian region of Abruzzo.
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Specialty Museum
Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Zoomars at River Street Ranch ©
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Zoomars at River Street Ranch
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Duration: 2 hours
San Juan Hills Golf Club ©
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Duration: 2 hours
Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park ©
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Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
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Side trips from San Juan Capistrano

Mission Viejo Lake ©
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Laguna Niguel Regional Park Laguna Niguel
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Saddleback Church ©
Church
Saddleback Church Lake Forest
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Hidden gems in San Juan Capistrano

O'Neill Museum
Specialty Museum
O'Neill Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
The Ecology Center ©
Educational Site
The Ecology Center
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Duration: 2 hours
Montanez Adobe ©
Historic Site
Montanez Adobe
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Duration: 30 minutes
Capistrano Depot ©
Architectural Building
Capistrano Depot
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Duration: 2 hours

Parks in San Juan Capistrano

Historic Town Center Park ©
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Historic Town Center Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Veteran's Park ©
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Veteran's Park
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Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in San Juan Capistrano

Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano ©
Religious Site
Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
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Duration: 30 minutes

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